Paradiplomacy and the HIV/AIDS Crisis at the Yunnan-Myanmar Border

CHRISTIAN FLORES analyzes the role of paradiplomacy in solving the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Yunnan-Southeast Asian border and offers recommendations for further improvements in management. Introduction HIV/AIDS has become a prominent issue in China since the 1980s when the disease first entered the country. The spread of HIV/AIDS forced the central government to mobilize and act against a potential crisis that could befall upon Yunnan Province, … Continue reading Paradiplomacy and the HIV/AIDS Crisis at the Yunnan-Myanmar Border

China’s Gamble of the Century: Five Years into the Belt and Road Initiative

QI HANG CHEN analyzes the Belt and Road Initiative five years after its announcement to gauge the early economic, environmental, and strategic returns. Introduction The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), also known as One Belt, One Road (OBOR), is China’s most ambitious infrastructure development project. It is also the largest overseas investment plan by any single country, dwarfing the Marshall Plan in comparison. It will have … Continue reading China’s Gamble of the Century: Five Years into the Belt and Road Initiative